Hell-cat Maggie, (born 1820) was an infamous character in the early days of New York's mean streets. Born of Irish heritage and raised on the grit of the American fight to survive, Maggie joined one of the earliest and most notorious street gangs in the most dire locations of NYC.
HellCat Maggie , created on the eve of the Easter Rising centenial, attempts to honor the memory of those Celtic characters both new and old, real and fictional that inspire the hellraiser in us all.
Not one for laying claim to being Irish traditional or punk rock, HellCat Maggie is the sum of it's elements.
Kelly Rock (lead vocals, acoustic guitar) fronts the group in true "rock chic" fashion. No, her name isn't Maggie, but you'll get the same badass impression. Kelly's experience behind the mic has brought her to upstate NY from NYC.
Michael Green (lead guitar, elec. mandolin) hails from the Saratoga region. Years of honeing his craft to add those dolcit tones and crunchy riffs we all love to hear with a beer in one hand and a fist in the air.
Dave O (bass) has long been the sought after solid lower cleff that all bands search for. Dave's high energy and meticulous sound accentuates the rhythm section.
Scotty B. (Drums, percussion) Scotty cut his teeth in the post-punk, pre-grunge era around Albany NY's seedy nightspots playing anything from metal-funk to ska-punk.
Tom White (fiddle) Tom brings the Celtic element to the group. Having been involved in several local as well as regional bands. He has lent his skills to many live performers as well as extensive recording experience both as performer and engineer.
Brendan Donovan (mandolin, tin whistle) Brendan is one of Maggie's newest additions. Ask him where he's from and he'll reply "across the river". It's all a part of growing up Greenbush. Brendan adds a great layer of sound to the band.
Michael Kerr (Highland pipes) Michael is the missing link Maggie has been searching for. A native of Massachusetts via Guilderland NY, Michael has honed his craft for more than 40 years bringing that big spirit of the celts.